Billy Butler 16 | Designated Hitter

Kansas City Royals

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Tue. Sep 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Butler is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Royals manager Ned Yost has been using the DH spot a variety of different ways, which has led to more time on the bench for Butler recently. Norichika Aoki will handle the DH role Tuesday night.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Butler is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Impact: Butler's absence should not come as a surprise, as he will open on the bench for the fifth time in the last six games. The Royals have had a revolving door at the DH position the last couple weeks, so it seems likely Butler's playing time will remain sporadic at best.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 13, 2014
News: Butler is out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox. Impact: Butler appears to have lost a grip on the designated hitter spot for the Royals, now sitting for the sixth time in the past eight games. While he and Josh Willingham are still the top two candidates for the DH spot, Norichika Aoki will get a day off from the field and serve in that spot Saturday, with Lorenzo Cain in right field and Jarrod Dyson in center.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Butler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Despite his strong career numbers against opposing starter Rick Porcello (16-for-47, .340 average), Butler will find himself on the bench for the fourth time in five games. However, Butler's steep regression at the plate overall this season -- including an ongoing 1-for-21 skid -- has improbably put his standing as the team's regular designated hitter in question. Unless he suddenly rediscovers the sweet swing that netted him 32 doubles and 29 homers just two seasons ago, Butler may be forced to share time with Josh Willingham the rest of the way.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Butler is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Impact: Butler went 0-for-4 Monday and has just one hit since Aug. 29, so manager Ned Yost decided to give him the day off Tuesday. Josh Willingham will serve as the Royals' DH in Butler's place.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Butler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees. Impact: Butler's lukewarm production of late will result in his removal from the lineup for the second consecutive day, with Josh Willingham manning the DH spot. While Butler's track record should allow him to reclaim primary duties at the position sooner or later, the Royals may exercise less patience with him while they look to trot out their best lineup day in and day out. He's batting .270 with a meager nine homers and 58 RBI on the season.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Butler is out of the lineup Saturday against the Yankees. Impact: Josh Willingham will get the start at DH and Eric Hosmer will play first base Saturday. With everyone healthy, and the late-season acquisition of Willingham, manager Ned Yost is able to sit Butler more often than ever before, much to the chagrin of his owners.(RotoWire, )
Billy Butler
2014 Season
AVG
.265
HR
9
RBI
59
RUNS
53
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 240  Age: 28
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 4/18/1986, Orange Park, Florida
College: None
Debut: 2007
Salary: $8,500,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury